Jun. 25, 2021

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Mark Gillen (R-Berks/Lancaster) today in Harrisburg voted for the balanced state budget bill approved by the state House that includes no new or increased taxes, would spend nearly $40 billion in state funds and another $1 billion federal relief money, and would set aside $2.5 billion in the state’s Rainy Day Fund while also preserving $5 billion in federal relief funds to be used in future budgets. Gillen issued the following statement after the vote:

“This is a state budget that invests in the Commonwealth today while also taking steps to protect taxpayers in the future. We’ve seen in the past how spending every dollar during one emergency can create a second financial emergency. We want to be fiscally responsible with the limited resources available to us now and in the future. Current projections of declining revenue and increasing expenses require fiscal prudence so future cuts in programs will not be necessary. As a former Pennsylvania correctional officer, I value the contributions of our men and women in uniform and was pleased to support additional classes of Pennsylvania State Troopers.”

Representative Mark Gillen
128th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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